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  • Doug Mahugh

    Creating Open XML Documents

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    The packaging API in the .NET 3.0 framework (formerly known as WinFX) provides low-level support for reading and writing Open XML documents. And now that Office 2007 Beta 2 is out, more developers are starting to ramp up on how to work with the packaging...
  • Rob Caron

    Share Files in Team Foundation Server

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    From Component Software comes another new application for Team Foundation Server, TFSLinks . If you miss the shared file feature of Visual SourceSafe, TFSLinks can providing similar functionality. The TFSLinks product maintains the relations between...
  • The Feedback Loop

    Committing to your Experience (tasty dogfood!)

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    I came to a decision this weekend when I realized how, although I interact with Microsoft customers every day, and I try to bring features to Connect that are useful to customers and in line with customer perceptions... Well, come down to it- I'm not...
  • Craig Freedman's SQL Server Blog

    Scans vs. Seeks

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    Scans and seeks are the iterators that SQL Server uses to read data from tables and indexes. These iterators are among the most fundamental ones that we support. They appear in nearly every query plan. What is the difference between a scan and a seek...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Seven Deadly Sins of Programming - #4

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    Our next sin is the one that I've certainly been prone to. Long ago my wife and I owned a house east of Renton, Washington (those who know about Renton at that time can probably understand why one would say "east of Renton"). Like many homes, this...
  • Radius of Rainbow

    VS debugger can do the trick with $user

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    It's a general perception that windbg and cdb are tools for a power debugger. Quite true! With the extensions and powerful commands, they provide the toolset you need to literally rip apart any process. Looks like VS debugger is getting there too. ...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    WCF (Workshop) – Part 3 (ImplementingTransactions)

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    Adding to the series of Hands-on Workshop content for Windows Communication Foundation, I have release Part 3, which shows how to enable (Distributed) Transactions within WCF. In this exercise, the customer (Bank) has decided that they are going to offer...
  • Chris's unofficial Office Live developer blog

    Windows Live ID - something to read up on

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    Another recent announcement that has relevance to Office Live developers is regarding the updated Windows Live ID service, formerly known as Passport. Live ID is what Office Live uses for authentication in our v1.0 Beta today, and also what we plan to...
  • Rob Caron

    Step-Up to Suite Promotion Ends this Week

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    Time is running out! The Step-up to Suite promotion ( Step-Up to Team Suite ), which allows you to renew existing MSDN subscriptions to Team Suite with MSDN Premium at renewal pricing, expires this Friday, June 30th. For a limited promotional period...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Sharepoint's Support for Blogs, Wikis and RSS

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    A new Channel 9 video today covers Sharepoint's support for blogs, wikis, and RSS. Sharepoint PMs Tim McConnell and Renee Lo give a guided tour of the new features, and also discuss some of the thinking behind Sharepoint's approach. Here's the link. ...
  • Rob Caron

    What is Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas"?

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    If you’d like some insight into the next release of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas", visit the Visual Studio Future Versions site. On that site, you’ll find a roadmap that provides a brief overview of what to expect in "Orcas". Visual Studio Code...
  • Tarun Kohli's Weblog

    New Beginnings...

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    I finally became a blue badge employee few weeks back! I've never seen such a collective enthusiasm to make a difference in ways we deal with our clients and partners. It's truly an exceptional place with immense talent and I'm proud to be part of it...
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